Published on October 17, 2018

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings on November 7

October 17, 2018 –Danville, Kentucky – Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring free health screenings at the Mercer County Health Department. The screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on November 7.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, stroke risk and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits (over age 50).  After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel.  This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose. Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  To schedule an appointment, please call     (859) 734-4522.  The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years and older.